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pc starts up & runs suuuuuuuper slooooooooooooow....help!


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jennefur8675

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i have a gateway laptop i purchased last year and a gateway desktop thats a couple years old and they both start up & run super slow. now i know nothing about maintenance of pcs, i just use them. what can i do to get these running faster?? the laptop takes about 10 minutes after i turn it on to be able to use. i have heard of defragmenting, but i have no clue what it does or how to do it, or even if that it what i need to do to fix this problem. any help is very much appreciated!!! thank you!

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fleamailman

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Hi, welcome to this site
remember we are working blind so bare with us
to help others reply to your question
if you haven't mentioned it yet:
- what model of computer
- what os, XPpro or home
- how old is it

below is just something that might help a bit

Time to use your "runbox" to clean your computer,
(all these steps are done with the run box then)

deleting the prefetch files
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runbox command
- press keyboard buttons: winkey + r
- paste in the slot: prefetch
- press: enter
(the prefetch folder opens)
- press: ctrl + a
(select all is the same)
- press: shift + del
(deletes without prompt)

disc clean up
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runbox command
- press keyboard buttons:winkey + r
- paste: cleanmgr.exe
- choose drive(normally C: )
- press: enter
(this process can take a long time)

checkdisk
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runbox command
- press the keyboard buttons: winkey + r
- paste in the slot: chkdsk /f /r
- press: enter
( black window appears)
- press: Y button
- press: enter
- reboot the comp
(this process is the longest, worse the screen may be
lost before hours later the computer arrives at the welcome screen)

disc defragmenter
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runbox command
- press the keyboard buttons: winkey + r
- paste in the slot: dfrg.msc
- press enter
(this process can take a long time)

deleting internet cookies, files and history
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- press the keyboard buttons: winkey + r
- paste in the slot: inetcpl.cpl
- press: enter
- click: delete cookies
- click: delete file
- click: clear history

disable unwanted startups
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runbox command
- press: winkey + r
- paste: msconfig
- press: enter
- click tab: start ups
- keep: the AV and firewall entriies enabled,
- disable: 100% unused or unneeded entries
- Unsure about the start up: http://www.bleepingc...r.com/startups/
(IMPORTANT: enable all startups before running the Hijackthis program)
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Bobbydoo8

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Nice use of the run command. I really enjoy using the run command because it speeds things up so much.

Thanks for the additional run options :whistling:
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fleamailman

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shameless pug here you are:

runbox commands, list in abc order
http://fleamailman.f...wtopic.php?t=99

runbox commands subdirectories
http://fleamailman.f...c.php?p=190#190

variables that work with the runcommand box
http://fleamailman.f...c.php?p=280#280

runbox template
http://fleamailman.f...c.php?p=207#207


wonder how jenefur is getting on

Edited by fleamailman, 10 November 2006 - 05:59 PM.

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jennefur8675

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thanks i will try these tonight and let you know what happens
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macten

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I like CleanUp:

http://www.stevengou...p/download.html

It cleaned up over 27,000 temp and junk files off of a friend's pc the other day.
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